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Rapid and Agile Production of UAVs with Additive Manufacturing

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There is a growing need to manufacture UAV hardware rapidly and with agility to address dynamic threats and an increasing variety of mission requirements. Currently, most UAV hardware is manufactured with production technology that relies on high cost and long lead-time tooling that prevents UAV designers from rapidly and cost-effectively modifying, improving, and tailoring UAV systems. In this talk, Inkbit will present how its Vision Controlled Jetting (VCJ) additive manufacturing technology changes the current paradigm of UAV manufacturing by enabling the fast and cost-effective production of complex UAV components. A case study demonstrating the design, printing and post-processing workflow along with a summary of the lead-time, and cost benefits will be presented. An additively manufactured drone highlighting the capabilities of Inkbit's technology will be shown at the talk.